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Woman with fibromyalgia arrested after wrong-way crash

Patricia Murphy has been arrested after an investigation involving a wrong-way crash. The Arizona woman, who suffers from fibromyalgia and lupus, has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder. Murphy caused an accident while driving the wrong way on Arizona State Route 202 that led to the deaths of two adults in another car.

Fibromyalgia advice from a chiropractor

Fibromyalgia continues to baffle the medical community with complex symptoms, difficult diagnoses and unknown origins. The disease is characterized by widespread pain that often forces patients to seek help from chiropractors. One chiropractor believes there are several factors that can be changed in a person’s lifestyle to either reduce the likelihood of developing the disorder or reduce the symptoms once the disease is already present.

Lyrica’s use for treating lower back pain in fibromyalgia questioned

A new study from the University of Rochester Department of Neurosurgery reveals that Lyrica may not be the right treatment for lower back pain in fibromyalgia or other disorders. Lyrica is technically not approved to be used as a treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis, but the off-label use of this drug is extremely common for the condition. However, research reveals it may not be an effective way to manage pain.

UAB investigating link between fibromyalgia and brain inflammation

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is investigating the connection between fibromyalgia and brain inflammation to fight chronic pain. Professor Jarred Younger believes that chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and other pain symptoms may be related to brain function. The researcher is working on new treatments that would help change the brain back to normal.

Warning about fibromyalgia poison ivy treatment

The desperate search for relief from the chronic pain of fibromyalgia has led some sufferers to try a variety of treatments. However, patients need to be aware of a homeopathic poison ivy treatment that has appeared in multiple online forums. Although there are studies related to the treatment, it is important not to attempt DIY or home remedies.

Convictions hurt job search for fibromyalgia sufferers

There is a growing segment of the population that is dealing with convictions related to their fibromyalgia treatments. These criminal records are related to the possession of marijuana in states that do not have laws allowing for medicinal uses of the drug. In many cases, the records can hurt a potential candidate during the job hunt.

Online medical videos help fibromyalgia patients

Fibromyalgia patients have discovered another source of potential treatment help by exploring online medical videos. From exercise tips to diet guidelines, there is valuable information from experts that can help people suffering from chronic health problems. It is easy to spend hours absorbed in the variety of videos available online without having to dress up for an appointment or leave the house.

No charges filed after woman with fibromyalgia dies in jail

Brenda Sewell never expected her trip to Colorado with her sister to end in tragedy. After visiting the state, she began her long journey home to Missouri, but she was pulled over for speeding in Kansas. Sewell admitted to carrying a small amount of marijuana for medical purposes because she suffered from fibromyalgia and other autoimmune disorders. The events that followed sealed her fate and devastated her family.

Fibromyalgia connected to problems with sense of smell

A new study from researchers at Tel-Aviv University reveals that fibromyalgia has a connection to problems with the sense of smell. Fibromyalgia patients were compared to a control group and a separate group of systemic sclerosis patients. The findings expose that people who suffer from fibromyalgia have the worst sense of smell compared to the other two groups in the study.

Fibromyalgia linked to heart disease in new study

A new study has found a link between fibromyalgia and coronary heart disease after comparing patients with the condition to control groups. Researchers from Taiwan discovered that there was an association between the two disorders, and fibromyalgia patients were more likely to have heart disease. The study sheds light on the frequent problems people with the disease face

Fibromyalgia gift ideas for the holidays

It is not easy to find the perfect gift for fibromyalgia sufferers. Most of them would prefer that you bring a cure for chronic pain or other symptoms of the disorder. Unfortunately, Santa seems to have left these things off of his list. However, there are presents that can help them manage the condition and brighten their holidays at the same time.

Fibromyalgia group petitions National Health Service for pain therapy changes

A fibromyalgia group is petitioning the National Health Service (NHS) in the U.K. for pain therapy changes. The Pifflers United Chronic and Invisible Illnesses Support Community has put together an online petition to modify the current guidelines to better reflect the disorder. The group would also like for clinical trials to be conducted for a potential treatment option.

Fibromyalgia tips for surviving Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can add extra stress that leads to fibromyalgia flares and pain issues. If you are battling this disorder, then you may want to consider the following tips to help you manage the holidays. Although it may be tempting to hide from the world during a fibromyalgia attack, Thanksgiving may force you to interact with others and push your boundaries.

5-Hydroxytryptophan debated as fibromyalgia treatment

Fibromyalgia patients often turn to supplements and herbs to help them fight the chronic pain and fatigue associated with the disease. 5-Hydroxytryptophan or 5-HTP remains a controversial treatment option, but some patients claim it has helped them. The supplement continues to be studied and debated among researchers.

Michael Jackson’s doctor accused of abuse by fibromyalgia patient

It is often difficult for people with fibromyalgia to find a doctor who is willing to listen to their problems and treat the condition, so it is not surprising that Victoria Oliver made Dr. Allen Metzger her primary care physician after her diagnosis. She thought she had found a medical professional who would help her overcome her pain. Instead, Victoria Oliver claims Dr. Metzger sexually harassed her and acted inappropriately during her appointments.

New fibromyalgia medication gives patients hope in clinical trials

A new fibromyalgia medication is giving patients hope in clinical trials. Researchers provided an update on the study at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting and revealed that their investigation is not over, but the IMC-1 drug is already showing promise. This oral medication is being examined in a randomized, double-blind study that hopes to uncover a link between fibromyalgia and tissue-resident herpes virus.

‘Doctor in the House’ addresses fibromyalgia problems

It is not often that people who suffer from fibromyalgia see their health problems addressed on television shows. However, “Doctor in the House” is challenging the usual coverage of common diseases on TV by presenting an episode that deals with fibromyalgia. Eileen Callaghan discovers that her self-diagnosis was correct and learns how to handle the condition.

Fibromyalgia cases increase in general population

It is estimated that 6 million people in the United States suffer from fibromyalgia, and it is believed that the condition may affect one in 50 Americans. A new study has examined the prevalence of the disorder in the general population by comparing criteria from several years. The researchers have found that changes to the American College of Rheumatology criteria have led to a rise in the prevalence of fibromyalgia, and the number of men being diagnosed with the condition is rising.

Finding credible fibromyalgia information online

Fibromyalgia is currently a disorder without a cure, but there are ongoing medical studies and research groups that are trying to change this. Although it is a challenge to find reliable information about the condition online, there are several tips that can help you wade through the websites. It is important to stay up to date about disorders, so regularly searching for news should be part of a wellness plan.

Fibromyalgia controversy linked to guaifenesin protocol: Can a cough syrup ingredient help?

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The fibromyalgia controversy involving the guaifenesin protocol has returned. A new documentary film featuring success stories from patients who followed the protocol is raising questions about the common cough syrup ingredient. Dr. R. Paul St. Amand’s idea to use guaifenesin to reduce pain remains divisive.

Fibromyalgia pain symptoms respond to sound of music


Music therapy may provide a less invasive treatment option for people who are battling fibromyalgia. A study from researchers in Mexico, Denmark, Finland, the U.K. and the U.S.A. reveals that music can have a positive impact on patient health. Pleasant music helped fibromyalgia patients reduce their pain levels compared to a control group.

Aspartame connections to fibromyalgia continue to be questioned

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but it has been linked to fibromyalgia. A study from France found a connection between the disorder and aspartame consumption, yet this artificial sweetener continues to be investigated. It is still a popular ingredient in many products and can also be found in NutraSweet or Equal.

Woman arrested over fibromyalgia treatment

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Amanda Gould has struggled with fibromyalgia for years, and it is not the only chronic health problem she faces every day. She also has Sjogren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, Lyme disease and other disorders. Gould turned to a treatment that is considered illegal in the state of Florida to help her deal with the chronic pain.

Woman with fibromyalgia wins EEOC disability discrimination lawsuit

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A woman with fibromyalgia has ended her long battle with Baywood Home Care in Minneapolis. She won the EEOC disability discrimination lawsuit and was awarded $30,000. Laurie J. Goodnough, who suffers from fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis, claimed the home health care company fired her because of her health and violated the ADA.

Fibromyalgia study focuses on brain stimulation to fight pain


A study currently being done at the University of Cincinnati is focusing on the connection between brain stimulation and pain. Researchers hope the Reduced Impedance Noninvasive Cortical Electrostimulation (RINCE) therapy will produce positive results for fibromyalgia patients. The research trial is part of a bigger project to discover if brain stimulation can be a useful treatment plan for fibromyalgia.